‘No Man’s Sky’ makes multiplayer a priority with its ‘Beyond’ update

Yolanda Curtis
March 16, 2019

Hello Games fourth update No Man's Sky: Next added multiplayer support for up to sixteen players.

Dubbed Beyond, Hello Games founder Sean Murray said today that this new update will have three major components to it.

No Man's Sky is about to receive a major update. Whilst it will apparently be unlike any other online experience, it won't make No Man's Sky an MMO.

Hello Games describes it as "a new social and multiplayer experience" that allows players across the in-game universe to meet and play together. Despite a shaky reception when the game was first released, developer Hello Games put their heads down and issued a series of updates that have completely changed the game from its initial form.

Each chapter for No Man's Sky has been more successful than the last. As such, there'll be no microtransactions or subscriptions, and updates will continue to be free for all pre-existing players. Gamers can technically only join parties of four.

Hello Games has released a number of large updates since the game's rocky launch in 2016. He also noted that more details would be revealed "when we know we can be precise". The game was riddled with bugs and many players felt that the graphics were lacking. Falling short of expectations at launch, in part thanks to marketing, but also because it was kinda boring, developer Hello Games has since transformed it into an engaging, busy space sim that finally lives up to its grand ambitions.

In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose.

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